Mary Kay Inc., a global leader in skincare innovation, recently continued its ongoing support of the beauty and scientific communities by sponsoring the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) 2022 Annual Meeting and by revealing groundbreaking new research at the event.
New findings from Mary Kay, in collaboration with New York University’s Grossman Medical School of Environmental Medicine, have revealed that the antioxidant complex found in the Mary Kay TimeWise Miracle Set 3D skin care line reduces the harmful effects rural pollution and UV rays.
“Our research and development team is always hard at work developing the next breakthrough or scientific discovery in skincare,” said Dr. Lucy Gildea, Director of Innovation, Product and Science at Mary Kay. “By partnering with NYU Grossman and other scientific and academic teams around the world, we are ensuring that our company and our products are at the forefront of skincare innovation and health.”
Pollution is the number one culprit of weathered skin
Air pollution continues to grow as a global health problem. Previously, the Mary Kay science team partnered with Columbia University and discovered that the effects of air pollution on skin can be particularly dramatic, leading to aging, dullness and wrinkles. Air pollution creates free radicals that the skin must fight to maintain its health and youthfulness.
This collaborative research indicates that Mary Kay’s new topical antioxidant complex can reduce cellular damage from stressors in urban and rural environments – the type of cellular damage that leads to signs of premature aging. This “super” complex includes encapsulated resveratrol to fight aging and improve the appearance of fine lines. The products also contain vitamin B3 to help with water retention. Finally, an anti-aging peptide rounds out the formula, providing a pollution-fighting punch. With these documented benefits, the team hopes that more people than ever can find the right solutions to combat the effects of pollution on their own skin.
The sponsorship and research revealed at SID are Mary Kay’s latest efforts to reinforce the brand’s long-standing commitment to advancing skin health research and development.
Mary Kay holds more than 1,600 patents for products, technologies and packaging designs in its global portfolio.